Greetings from your Alaska Covid Alliance team! We wanted to start a regular column to keep you informed on current issues. This first one will cover vaccines in children as that appears to be the newest, hottest topic.
FDA has approved emergency use of both Moderna and Pfizer “vaccines” for children from six-months-old to five years. CDC has also given the green light to immediately start “vaccinating” these vulnerable children. The Pfizer mRNA requires three shots and Moderna requires two.
In a Kaiser Family Foundation Survey conducted April 13-26, 2022, only 18% of parents with young kids said they would definitely have them vaccinated immediately, 38% plan to wait and see how it’s working, and 27% said they don’t intend to get their children vaccinated at all.
What is the risk of a COVID infection to very young children?
Of the 73 million children in the U.S., fewer than 700 have died of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic, according to the CDC. But about 50,000 children under the age of 14 have died of all causes since the pandemic started.
The CDC estimates three out of four children already have had the infection. In the April 20, 2022, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a study found the level of protection granted by a prior symptomatic COVID-19 infection among unvaccinated individuals was on par with the level of protection provided by mRNA vaccines. And natural immunity provided a longer window of protection than mRNA vaccines.
Some claim we must vaccinate kids to protect grandma and grandpa.
If the concern is our elderly population, all adults have had access to shots for quite some time. In fact, the CDC reports 98.5% of adults 65 and older have received at least a first vaccine dose, and 85.8% were fully vaccinated as of November 11, 2021.
Regarding injuries from the “vaccines,” there have been 1.3 million injuries following vaccination in all age groups according to the government’s own database. The below chart outlines for you those effects:
|EVENT ½ TO 5 YEARS AGES 5-11 AGES 12-17|
|Adverse events: 1,739 11,370 32,203|
|Heart inflammation: 4 22 656|
|Blood clotting: 13 44 166|
|Deaths: 3 5 44|
|Anaphylaxis: 0 0 62|
Data on children aged 6 months to five-years from December 14, 2020, to June 10, 2022, show 1,739 adverse events to include 65 cases rated serious and three reported deaths. Heart inflammation occurred in four, and blood clotting disorders in 13.
For 5-to 11-year-olds for the same time, 11,370 adverse events including 294 rated serious and five reported deaths. There were 22 cases of heart inflammation and 44 reports of blood clotting disorders.
For ages 12 through 17, 32,203 adverse events including 1,834 rated serious and 44 deaths. There were 62 cases of anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction to a drug) where the reaction was life-threatening, requiring treatment or resulting in death. About 97% of those cases were with Pfizer. There were 656 reports of heart inflammation with 644 of these seen in Pfizer patients. And there were 166 reports of blood clotting disorders.
In another very interesting development, in response to a Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Children’s Health Defense, the CDC last week admitted it never analyzed the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for safety signals for COVID-19 vaccines!
As a parent, you need to decide what is best for your child. We hope the above information will help you in that decision. Please share with others.
Bottom line: Very young children are very seldom seriously impacted by Covid-19. The vaccine side effects can be serious. It’s your call.
The views expressed here are those of the author.